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if you knew that the child you teach, will become a future president, what thing you would like him to teach? We all know that a teacher of Alexander the Great was "the Father of Western Philosophy" Aristotle. As a result, Alexander was smarter than a boys of his age, had a self-control and made a wise decisions. 
Didn't he have a father? He had! But the person who we all know as a brave corageous young man who won many fights and always was first in all fightings among his army..who made him like that? 
So, if you knew that the child you teach now, will become a future president, what thing would you like him to teach? 
Mar 19, 2018 12:59 PM
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I would take away his Twitter account
March 20, 2018

I don't think the case of Alexander the Great applies to our today's societies.

First of all, science and knowledge in those days were limited to things such as literature, history, logical reasoning and basic arithmetic. Most people couldn't even read and write. So, being literate was enough for someone to become a scholar.

Today, it's way different. Actually, I have been thinking about this for a while. I personally think that we should invent a new system for choosing the head of the state. In fact, I believe the head of the state should not be elected directly by the people.

I believe that every person who holds the nationality of a country should be able to run for becoming the head of the state. However, there should be a series of public exams that filter candidates step by step. Results and scores will be made public. I believe a senior politician needs to know and understand every high school subject in fair depth and knows a bit of some important undergraduate courses. The president should be proficient in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, history, philosophy, logic, literature, psychology, sociology, English (or the lingua franca of the world at the time), business, management, theology and economy.

My idea is that people who think that they can become the head of the state should take part in the national exam that is held in each province/state/federation separately every 5 years. The top 100 people with the highest scores will go to the next level where people can directly cast their votes and select a number of these candidates (depending on the population of the province/state/federation) to represent the interests of their province/state/federation in the parliament.  Then the parliament members, who have been through both of these filtering steps and hence are both knowledgeable and popular, will vote to choose someone to run the state for a period of 5 years.

March 19, 2018
We all know that a teacher of Alexander the Great was the "Father of Western Philosophy" Aristotle. As a result, Alexander was smarter than other boys of his age, had a self-control and made a wise decisions. 
Didn't he have a father? He had! But the person who we all know as a brave courageous young man who won many fights and was always at the battlefront with his army..who made him like that? 
So, if you knew that the child you teach now, will become a future president, what is the one thing you would like to teach him
March 19, 2018
I would have taught him/her that the country and people's money is not his/hers. I think it's the hardest thing to understand or learn when you have the power and you can choice between using it for your own benefit, or protect people wiht it, as it's supposed to do.
March 20, 2018

"You can be whatever you want to be. You don't need to be President if you don't want to."

Actually I'm riffing on a song/monologue, "Soliloquy" from the musical Carousel. The antihero has just learned that he is about to become a father and is daydreaming about his future son:

"He might be a champ of the heavyweights,

Or a feller that sells you glue,

--Or President of the United States!

That'd be all right, too.

His mother would like that!

But he wouldn't be President if he didn't wanna be!

Not Bill!"

March 19, 2018
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